Sometimes you just feel like breaking the rules.
I made this skirt with out-of-print Vogue 9951, circa 1996, in a canvas, almost denim, weight fabric. But that is not where I broke the rules. This Vogue pattern lists view A and B pleated skirts as "unsuitable for obvious diagonals, plaids or stripes."
It's the first time trying out this pattern and the fabric was a bargain find at Ikea. So I thought what the heck and gave it a try. I won't say that I dislike it, but I'm not loving it either. It will be a good item to kick around the house in. It would probably look better in a different fabric. The pattern suggestions are for a light-weight gabardine, wool crepe and light weight woollens. It would look nice in those fabrics.
This was all about trying the pattern. I had to make some adjustment to the size, and to be honest, I can still do some tweaking there. I omitted the waistband only because it would have sat too high. Instead I finished off the waistline with left over seam binding. I did the same for the hem. I wish this skirt had pockets. Pockets would have been great.
All and all, it's a pattern worth revisiting at a later date. In the meantime, I think I can get some use out of this skirt.
Fabric: 1.6 metres
Zipper: 1 - 7" invisible zipper
Seam binding: 2.5 metres
Pattern: OOP Vogue 9951
Additional Tools & Supplies: Cutting table, pins, scissors, measuring tape, ruler, tailor's chalk, sewing machine, invisible zipper foot, regular zipper foot, serger, iron, and ironing board.